Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/28/18, Endesa SA Madrid (Symbol: ELEZF), FirstService Corp (Symbol: FSV), and Willis Towers Watson Public Ltd Co (Symbol: WLTW) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Endesa SA Madrid will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.70 on 1/2/19, FirstService Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.135 on 1/8/19, and Willis Towers Watson Public Ltd Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.60 on 1/15/19. As a percentage of ELEZF's recent stock price of $24.15, this dividend works out to approximately 2.90%, so look for shares of Endesa SA Madrid to trade 2.90% lower - all else being equal - when ELEZF shares open for trading on 12/28/18. Similarly, investors should look for FSV to open 0.20% lower in price and for WLTW to open 0.41% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for ELEZF, FSV, and WLTW, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 5.80% for Endesa SA Madrid, 0.81% for FirstService Corp , and 1.63% for Willis Towers Watson Public Ltd Co.
In Wednesday trading, Endesa SA Madrid shares are currently up about 0.6%, FirstService Corp shares are up about 0.9%, and Willis Towers Watson Public Ltd Co shares are up about 0.5% on the day.